Designed for high-aerobic activities like skiing, climbing, backpacking, or running, the Marmot Estes Jacket utilizes M3 softshell fabrics to maximize breathability while offering warmth and water-repellent protection.
Lightweight, breathable and providing excellent mobility, the Marmot men’s Estes jacket is a great option for high aerobic activities in milder climates. Let’s take a look at its features.
Marmot is using their M3 soft shell. It is their most breathable and lightest weight soft shell. It is nice and stretchy. It has got a lot of movement to it and a lot of breathability. So it is meant to be used in higher aerobic activities in milder climates. So whether that be climbing, hiking, even running, you know, it is going to provide some good weather resistance. By no means is it waterproof, but it is going to provide really good wind resistance and abrasion resistance as well.
Some of the features on this jacket include two pack compatible pockets. So they are set a little bit higher up to accommodate a waist belt or a harness. So nice zippered pockets there on the sides. We do have a small Napoleon chest pocket so nice little pocket there for smaller essentials.
There is a full length zipper on the front. It comes all the way up to the neck area. There is a nice zipper garage there, too. So that is going to provide some comfort against the skin. On the inside of the jacket there is one zippered pocket. You can store any items there that you may want to keep closer to your body.
Down at the bottom you do have dual draw cords adjustments on the hem of the jacket. So in the even that you are wearing a pack or wearing a harness, you can cinch this jacket down and it is going to prevent it from riding up on you.
Some other added feature are some Velcro adjustment in the cuff of the jacket. So you can really cinch that down, adds some really nice adjustability there. And in addition to the stretchy material, this jacket does employ Marmot’s angel wing movement. So there is really good mobility in the shoulders and in the back portion of the jacket, so really good features, really nice standard fit.
It is a little bit more snug fitting so I could see getting, you know, a light weight base lay-er underneath. But generally this is a more snug fitting jacket.
I am wearing a medium. I normally wear mediums and I probably couldn’t get much more than, you know, a t-shirt underneath this jacket. So keep that in mind when purchasing this jacket.
So there you have it. It is the Marmot men’s Estes jacket. It is a nice mobile piece for high aerobic activities in milder climates.